The affiliate hires Chris Torello in a new role, Multimedia Manager.
Clearwater, FL – Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and west Pasco Counties is proud to announce and welcome a new staffing addition: Chris Torello as Multimedia Manager.
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties has built over 740 safe and affordable homes for local families and was recently recognized as the second largest Habitat affiliate in the country based on new home builds out of the 1,100-affiliate network for the third year in a row.
Chris Torello will join the Habitat family at the start of June this year. He comes to us from Bay News 9 where he worked as a Sports Reporter since 2015. In his new role as Multimedia Manager, Chris will be responsible for collecting, developing, and artfully communicating the Habitat for Humanity story through multiplatform communications.
Using his 11 years of experience in the TV and radio industry, Chris will be able to create videos and social media campaigns that help to tell the stories of our homeowners, donors, staff, and everyone who makes an impact on the Habitat mission. Chris will also be relaunching the Habicast, the affiliate podcast highlighting the work of the Habitat mission in the community.
“Over the past seven years it has been my passion to tell stories about athletes, coaches, families and communities that can touch the human spirit beyond any playing surface,” Chris explains. “I am excited to bring that same energy and passion to the Habitat family.”
To learn more about Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco, please visit habitatpwp.org.
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County and West Pasco Counties
Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties has served over 900 families and individuals through its new home buyer and neighborhood revitalization programs using locally raised funds. Volunteers and the future homeowners construct the homes, which are sold at no profit and financed with a zero-interest loan. Habitat homeowner candidates earn 30 to 80 percent of area median income. Candidates must demonstrate need for adequate shelter; ability to pay back a zero-interest loan and willingness to partner with Habitat to invest 350 to 450 “sweat equity” hours. Mortgage monies are used to build even more homes, making each donation to Habitat a perpetual legacy to the community. Habitat believes that homeownership contributes to family stability, leading, in turn, to community stability. Additionally, the affiliate raises funds through their two ReStores; home improvement outlets where donated household and building items are sold to the public. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, call (727) 536-4755 or visit www.habitatpwp.org.